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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Augusta, (search)
Over this garrison Pickens and Clarke had kept watch, and when, on May 20, 1781, they were joined by Lee and his legion, they proceeded to invest the fort there. They took Fort Galphin, 12 miles below, on the 21st, and then an officer was sent to demand the surrender of Augusta. Lieutenant-Colonel Brown was one of the most cruel of the Tories in that region, and the partisans were anxious to make him a prisoner. He refused to surrender. A regular siege began May 23, and continued until June 4, when a general assault was agreed upon. Hearing of this, Brown proposed to surrender, and the town was given up the next day. In this siege the Americans lost fifty-one men killed and wounded; and the British lost fifty-two killed, and 334, including the wounded, were made prisoners. For several years after the war it was the capital of Georgia. It was garrisoned by Confederate troops during the Civil War, and was twice threatened by Sherman in his marches from Atlanta to the sea and thr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charleston, S. C. (search)
arleston, and about 6,000 armed men were in the vicinity when the enemy appeared. The city and eligible points near had been fortified. Fort Sullivan was composed of palmetto logs and earth, armed with twenty-six cannon, and garrisoned by about 500 men, chiefly militia, under Col. William Moultrie. It commanded the channel leading to the town. Gen. Charles Lee, who had been ordered by Washington to watch the movements of Clinton, had made his way southward, and arrived at Charleston on June 4, but was of no service whatever. Late in the month Clinton had landed troops on Long Island, which was separated from Sullivan's Island by a shallow creek. There he erected batteries to confront those on Sullivan's Island, and awaited the signal for attack by Parker. It was given on the morning of June 28, and a terrible storm, of shot and shell was poured upon the fort, with very little effect, for the spongy palmetto logs would not fracture, and the balls were embedded in them. The con
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Memphis, capture of (search)
ness of a wound he had received at Fort Donelson. On May 10 Hollins attacked Davis, but was repulsed, notwithstanding he was aided by the heavy guns of Fort Pillow. For more than a fortnight afterwards the belligerent fleets watched each other, when a ram squadron, commanded by Col. Charles Ellet, Jr., joined Davis's flotilla and prepared to attack Hollins. The Confederates, having just heard of the flight of Beauregard from Corinth, which uncovered Memphis, hastily evacuated Fort Pillow (June 4) and fled down the river in transports to Memphis, followed by Hollins's flotilla. On June 6 the National flotilla won a victory over the Confederate squadron in front of Memphis, when that city was surrendered to the Union forces. It was speedily occupied by troops under Gen. Lew. Wallace, who were received with joy by the Union citizens. All Kentucky, western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and Alabama were then in possession of the National authorities. The population of Memphis in 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mexico, War with (search)
The annexation of Texas caused an immediate rupture between the United States and Mexico, for the latter claimed Texas as a part of her territory, notwithstanding its independence had been acknowledged by the United States, England, France, and other governments. When Congress had adopted the joint resolution for the annexation of State of Texas (q. v.) to the United States, General Almonte, the Mexican minister at Washington, protested against the measure and demanded his passports. On June 4 following the President of Mexico (Herrara) issued a proclamation declaring the right of Mexico to the Texan territory, and his determination to defend it by arms, if necessary. At the same time there existed another cause for serious dispute between the United States and Mexico. The latter had been an unjust and injurious neighbor ever since the establishment of republican government in Mexico in 1824. Impoverished by civil war, it did not hesitate to replenish its treasury by plundering
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Santa Ana, Antonio Lopez de 1798- (search)
in person against the revolutionists, but was finally defeated at San Jacinto and taken prisoner, when he was deposed from the Presidency. In taking part in defending Vera Cruz against the French in 1837 he was wounded and lost a leg by amputation. In the long contest between the Federalists and Centralists, taking part with the former, he was virtually dictator of Mexico from Oct. 10, 1841, to June 4, 1844, under the title of provisional President. He was constitutional President from June 4 to Sept. 20, 1844, when he was deposed by a new revolution, taken prisoner near Tlacolula, Jan. 15, 1845, and banished for ten years. He took up his residence in Cuba, where he secretly negotiated for the betrayal of his country to the United States. He was allowed to pass through Commodore Conner's fleet into Mexico, where he was appointed generalissimo of the army, and in December was again elected provisional President. With an army of 20,000 men he lost the battle of Buena Vista. He w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
arleston sailed from San Francisco for Manila. May 24. The battle-ship Oregon reached Jupiter Inlet, Florida. May 25. The President issued a second call for volunteers, the number being 75,000. May 25. The first Manila expedition from San Francisco started. May 30. Admiral Sampson's fleet arrived at Santiago from Porto Rico. May 31. Forts at the entrance of Santiago Harbor were bombarded. June 3. Lieutenant Hobson sank the Merrimac in the entrance to Santiago Harbor. June 4. Captain Gridley, of the Olympia, died at Kobe, Japan. June 6. Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes was sunk by American navy at Santiago. June 10. War revenue bill was finally passed by Congress. It was signed by the President June 13. June 11. Marines landed at Guantanamo, and skirmished with the Spaniards the following day. June 12-14. General Shafter's army of invasion, 16,000 strong, embarked at Key West for Santiago. June 14, 15. There was fighting between marines and Spa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
port an army officer who had duplicated his pay account; sentenced to suspension from duty for twelve years on half-pay; trial opens......Nov. 15, 1884 James D. Fish, president of the Marine Bank, of New York, secretly connected with the firm of Grant & Ward, convicted of misappropriation of funds, April 11, and sentenced to ten years at hard labor in Sing Sing, N. Y.......June 27, 1885 Ferdinand Ward, of the suspended firm of Grant & Ward, New York City, indicted for financial frauds, June 4; convicted and sentenced to ten years at hard labor in Sing Sing......Oct. 31, 1885 [Released, April 30, 1892.] Henry W. Jaehne, vice-president of the New York common council, for receiving a bribe to support Jacob Sharp's Broadway surface road on Aug. 30, 1884; sentence, nine years and ten months in Sing Sing......May 20, 1886 Alfred Packer, one of six miners, who killed and ate his companions when starving in their camp on the site of Lake City, Col., in 1874; convicted at New Y
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
permanent president; B. F. Butler nominated for President, and Gen. A. M. West, of Mississippi, for Vice-President......May 29, 1884 Republican National Convention meets at Chicago, June 3; John B. Henderson, of Missouri, permanent president, June 4; nominations made for Presidential candidates, June 5; four ballots cast, June 6; of the eight candidates, James G. Blaine receives on the first ballot 334 1/2 votes, and on the fourth, 541; Chester A. Arthur on the first, 278, on the fourth, 207losive used; conducted by Gen. John Newton, U. S. A. (total cost, $106,509.93)......Oct. 10, 1885 Gen. George B. McClellan, born 1826, dies at Orange, N. J.......Oct. 29, 1885 Ferdinand Ward, of firm of Grant & Ward, New York City, indicted June 4, sentenced to ten years in Sing Sing......Oct. 31, 1885 All insurgents and unlawful assemblages in Washington Territory commanded to disperse by proclamation of President......Nov. 7, 1885 North, Central, and South American exposition ope
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
of Kentucky, established by Congress for prosecution of war and defence against the Indians......January, 1791 Congress authorizes Kentucky to frame a constitution......Feb. 4, 1791 First paper mill in Kentucky built at Georgetown by Craig, Parkers & Co.......1792 State convention at Danville frames a constitution......April 3, 1792 Gen. Isaac Shelby elected first governor......May, 1792 Kentucky admitted into the Union......June 1, 1792 Legislature assembles at Lexington, June 4, and Frankfort is selected as the capital......June 6, 1792 Gen. Anthony Wayne's call for volunteers from Kentucky being unsuccessful, Governor Shelby orders a draft......Sept. 28, 1793 Lexington Democratic Society resolves that the rights of the people of the United States on waters of Mississippi ought to be peremptorily demanded of Spain by the government of the United States ......October, 1793 Legislature meets for the first time at Frankfort......Nov. 1, 1793 Four Frenchmen